Expression Interrupted

Journalists and academics bear the brunt of the massive crackdown on freedom of expression in Turkey. Scores of them are currently subject to criminal investigations or behind bars. This website is dedicated to tracking the legal process against them.



Rawin Sterk Yıldız charged with "propaganda," "membership of terrorist group"

Jailed pending trial since March, Rudaw TV reporter Yıldız will appear before a criminal court in Istanbul on 2 Septe...

Journalist Rawin Sterk Yıldız released

Court rules to send Yıldız’s file to Istanbul 3rd High Criminal Court to be merged with the ongoing “KCK Press Tr...

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Ahmet Altan spends 4 years behind bars; five journalists sentenced for “exposing” MİT operative; Müyesser Yıld...

Retrial of journalist Özgür Boğatekin adjourned until December

Ruling to wait for another case file against Boğatekin to be sent over to be merged with the ongoing case, the court a...

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ETHA reporter Pınar Gayıp arrested; Özgür Boğatekin handed down 18-month sentence; prosecutor seeks life sentence ...

Four sentenced in Özgür Gündem main trial

Eren Keskin, İnan Kızılkaya and Kemal Sancılı handed down 6 years and 3 months each for "being a member of a terro...

Prosecutor once again seeks conviction for journalist İsmail Çoban

Çoban, the former responsible editor of the shuttered Kurdish newspaper Azadiya Welat, is charged with “terrorism pr...

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Four sentenced in Özgür Gündem trial; Prof. Fincancı fined for “insulting Erdoğan”; 5 journalists charged with...

Journalist Abdurrahman Gök appears in court on "terror" charges

Best known for his photographs of Kemal Kurkut’s murder during 2017’s Newroz celebrations in Diyarbakır, Gök is c...

Three journalists sentenced for "terrorism propaganda"

Yücel, Acar and Ünal, who were arrested in March 2018 during police raids on Mücadele Birliği newspaper and Önsöz...

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